17 December

How’s your English coming along?

How’s your English coming along?

When you’re working on improving your English, assessing your progress from time to time is important to help you stay motivated and on track. But how exactly do you go about it? There are plenty of tests online (and they can be fun), but the results don’t reveal much about how well you can actually say […]

14 October

Grammar – Putting it in perspective

Grammar – Putting it in perspective

More important than perfect grammar or pronunciation is being able to say what you want to say: more confidently, with less effort, without upsetting anyone – and sound like yourself. That’s what it says on my website and it’s something I strongly believe.   Yet grammar causes a lot of people headaches Not only are […]

22 July

Looking for something to read this summer?

Looking for something to read this summer?

Last July, I wrote about a few books I’d read over the previous 12 months. And I heard from a couple of people that as a result they’d read their first English book since leaving school – and actually enjoyed it! So I thought I’d do the same again this year. (By the way, this […]